Genealogy: Organize your research #12— Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

Genealogy: Organize your research #12— Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UtahBy Barry J. Ewell

Anyone who has done research in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library will find foreign record offices quite a bit different. You won’t be looking at original documents, but you can go and take as many films as you want out of the cases, copy anything you like yourself and return the films. You can cover a lot of territory in a short span of days, especially since it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mon¬days and 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (closed some holidays). Groups of people come to Salt Lake from around the world to do research because so many records have been gathered in one place. It is so much more efficient than running around to dif¬ferent archives in their native countries. If you decide that you want to go to Salt Lake City, make sure you check out the online catalog to help you find exactly what you are looking for before you come. The following is the contact information for the library:

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-3400
Public phone number: (801)-240-2584 or (866)-406-1830
FAX: 801-240-3718
Email: fhl@ldsfs.net
Website: www.FamilySearch.org